Fundraiser aims at helping place children in “forever homes”

Enjoy an evening of food, music and fun while helping WV youths

FAIRMONT—An organization focused on placing children in their “forever homes” will be hosting an annual fundraiser.

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia Morgantown site will be hosting their 4th Annual “Under the Summer Stars: A Wine and Music Benefit for Our Children” on Friday, August 25, from 6:00-11:00 p.m., at Heston Farm Winery Pavilion, which is located in Fairmont.

This year guests will be treated to a masquerade ball-themed event, and prizes will be awarded for the best individual and couples masquerade masks.

“You do not have to dress up to attend,” noted Brandi Davis, Child and Family Services Supervisor for Children’s Home Society of West Virginia’s Morgantown office.

Dinner will be provided by The Mason Jar, while guests are entertained by Moonlight Drive. The event will also host a cash bar and guest speakers.

“There will be wonderful music, a silent auction with goodies from around the state, in addition to amazing food and drinks,” shared Davis.

Tickets cost $60 per couple, or individual tickets may be purchased for $35 a person. Table sponsorships are still available, as well.

“We are still taking donations for our silent auction, too,” mentioned Davis.

She reported that all proceeds from the event will be used to help support foster care and adoption programs through the Morgantown location.

“This fundraiser helps to support our permanency programs, and raise awareness for the need of foster/adoptive parents within our community,” explained Davis. “This event is not just for foster/adoptive families, but for anyone in the community who wants to know what Children’s Home Society is all about.”

She went on to say that attending Under the Summer Stars is a great way to learn how you can be involved, even if you do not want to be a foster/adoptive parent, but it also provides a fun evening out.

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is a non-profit child welfare agency that supports and strengthens some of West Virginia’s most vulnerable children and families through foster care, adoption and community services, according to Davis.

She reported that the organization assisted over 14,600 children and families in 2016, and that there are approximately 5,000 children in some type of out-of-home care today, due to crisis in the family.

“There are approximately 1,200 West Virginian children that are currently waiting for their ‘forever homes,’” said Davis. “So, come, have fun, and help change the lives of West Virginia’s kids.”

To purchase tickets, sponsor a table or to donate a silent auction item, please contact Brandi Davis at [email protected] or by calling 304-284-0992.

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